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404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
+1 850-837-7960
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Ranked #11 of 250 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot window wall in the bar and waterfront dining room. Our extensive international wine collection compliments an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine in addition to gourmet brick oven pizza and sushi selections. Fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunsets.
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DES MOINES
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spend a couple of days on Fort Walton Beach every year on our winter trip south. We've eaten at a number of different restaurants in the area, but we think none are as good as the Marina Cafe. We ate there two consecutive nights in January, and it was better than ever. Reservations were, as always,... More 

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Anna
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A beautiful sunset on the harbor, while we enjoyed a cocktail. What a great value with the 2 for 1 dinner special between 5-6 pm. Not everything on the menu was included, bus most importantly, the house specials were! The wait staff was extremely attentive, and the food was delicious and well presented. Not an easy feat when there is... More 

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Star Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was our first time at Marina Cafe. We were greeted at the door like old friends and even without a reservation we were given one of the best tables in the house to view the sun setting over the harbor. Beautiful! Our servers were unsurpassed in both their knowledge of the food and their delivery. The menu was unique... More 

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Florida, USA
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We have been to Marina Cafe many times in the past, and have always been very pleased with the food, service, and atmosphere. It is an upscale restaurant, but it disappointed us last Saturday evening. The wine was very good. Salads were good. However, my swordfish was just OK, and for the price should have been really good. Because my... More 

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niceville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The wonderful view was complemented by the delicious creations of Marina Cafe's new chef. Our waitress, Angela, did a great job of describing the special. We shared a duck salad as a starter, drizzled with a pomegranate vinaigrette. Enjoyed a martini made the way I like it - Tanqueray, up, with olives, not dirty and a splash of vermouth -... More 

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have owned and visited Destin for over 24 years. Many resteraunts have come and gone and we know each time we visit a new one will be added. The one outstanding meal we can always count on is at the Marina Cafe. The setting on the water is elegant. The food has never been less than outstanding. The sauces... More 

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Have been coming to Destin for years. Drove past Marina Cafe several times on way to Harborwalk Area. Stopped in to check out, upscale finer dining, great service, have not ever been disappointed in the food. They have an early bird dine in special, that is even better! Perfect for couples, more adult atmosphere.

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by a couple we met in our camping area. They told us about the 2 for 1 special between 5 and 6. The food was so excellent we will return regardless of the special. We had the redfish and it was delicious. Our Wonderful Waiter!! Chris H then suggested the coconut cream pie and Oh... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Marina Cafe is among the best dining in Destin. From the warm welcome by Wally, to fabulous fish and views, to half-priced dining from 5-6:00, this restaurant is must-visit while in Destin.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great food (Redfish is always cooked to perfection, moist and the flavorful), exceptional service and the Christmas decorations helped make this another outstanding dining experience at Marina Cafe.

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Additional Information about Marina Cafe

Address: 404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
Phone Number: +1 850-837-7960
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 50
Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse

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